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Fort Myers Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

Disabled Woman in Wheelchair Sitting in Doctor's OfficeIf you suffered a spinal cord injury (SCI) because of someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation for how your injury affects you physically, emotionally, and financially. However, securing economic justice can be daunting, especially when coping with a severe or catastrophic injury.

Fortunately, a Fort Myers, FL, spinal cord injury lawyer with Freidin Brown, P.A. can protect your rights and fight for the monetary resources needed for your current and ongoing medical care and other SCI-related damages. We make getting legal help easy and affordable by offering free initial consultations and contingency-fee payment arrangements. Contact us or call 888-677-7764 to get started today.

Our Attorneys Serve Fort Myers Clients Who Suffer From Severe Personal Injuries

For more than 45 years, our firm has helped personal injury clients recover compensation for serious injuries. We will put our experience and legal knowledge behind holding those responsible for your SCI accountable for your losses. Our Fort Myers, FL, attorneys can assist with spinal injury cases resulting from various types of accidents, including:

The Freidin Brown, P.A. Advantage

When you work with Freidin Brown, P.A., you become a part of our family. We are a small firm that limits the cases we take so we can provide each client with focused, individualized representation that addresses their unique concerns and circumstances. This sets us apart from large billboard firms, where attorneys may handle hundreds of cases at once.

But do not equate our size with a lack of knowledge or tenacity. Our award-winning lawyers have presented over 300 cases at trial and won more than 20 verdicts exceeding $1 million. Our team includes two Board Certified Civil Trial Attorneys. In addition, our founding partner, Philip Freidin, oversees each case personally with planning and strategy help from at least two other creative and skilled injury lawyers.

We will apply our extensive personal injury, medical malpractice, and civil litigation experience to your case so you can turn your time and attention toward your physical recovery. Our Fort Myers spinal cord injury lawyers can:

  • Identify your SCI damages
  • Determine who is liable for your accident and resulting losses
  • Pursue the maximum possible compensation for your injuries
  • Draft and file insurance claims, lawsuits, and all related paperwork
  • Handle phone calls, emails, meetings, and negotiations
  • Review your settlements, reject lowball offers, and stand up to bad-faith insurance tactics
  • Represent your case at trial if necessary

Our Fort Myers Lawyers Can Pursue Compensation for Your SCI

Our goal is to ensure you and your family are not subjected to economic hardships caused by an accident that was not your fault. We will work tirelessly to obtain the maximum compensation via a liability insurance claim or lawsuit against the liable party so you do not pay out-of-pocket for your SCI.

Every case is different, and your recoverable losses will depend on factors unique to you and your injury. However, in general, we can seek compensation for the following:

  • Emergency medical treatment
  • Surgeries
  • Hospitalizations
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Extended nursing services or life care
  • Medications, medical equipment, and medical devices
  • Lost wages and lost earning capacity
  • Personal property damages
  • Physical pain
  • Mental and emotional suffering
  • Disability and paralysis
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Wrongful death of a loved one

How Long Do You Have to Act in a Fort Myers, Florida, Spinal Injury Case?

You must pursue spinal cord injury damages within Florida’s statutes of limitations. Under Florida Statutes § 95.11, you have two years to sue for wrongful death or to take action for an SCI caused by medical malpractice. The clock starts at the time of injury or death. According to HB 837/SB236, you now have two years to sue for personal injury (previously, the statute allowed up to four years).

If time runs out, the court will usually dismiss your case, even if you have a solid claim. The insurance company may also use an expired deadline as a reason to reduce or deny your settlement. Our attorneys can help you pursue compensation before it is too late.

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What Is the Most Serious Spinal Cord Injury?

Teenager Covering His Face While Crying on His Wheelchair

SCIs vary in severity based on location and the extent of the damage to the nerves and spinal column. According to the Mayo Clinic, health care professionals classify injuries as follows:

  • Paraplegia. Injuries affect all or part of the torso, legs, and pelvic organs but do not affect the arms or hands
  • Tetraplegia (quadriplegia). Injuries affect the arms, hands, torso, legs, and pelvic organs
  • Incomplete. Some feeling and movement remain below the injury site
  • Complete. No movement or feeling remains below the injury site

The seriousness of your SCI will influence your damages, with more severe injuries leading to increased medical costs and other expenses.

For example, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation reports that a paraplegic injury leads to around $567,000 in health care and living costs in the first year and around $75,000 annually after that. Meanwhile, a high tetraplegic injury costs more than $1.1 million in year one and more than $200,000 each subsequent year.

Common SCI Complications

SCIs cause a range of symptoms and co-existing medical conditions, including:

  • Extreme back pain and pressure
  • Weakness
  • Loss of coordination
  • Difficulty with balance or walking
  • Paralysis
  • Impaired breathing
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control
  • Circulatory problems
  • Pressure ulcers (bedsores)
  • Sexual health problems
  • Depression

Contact Freidin Brown, P.A. for Help Recovering SCI Damages in Fort Myers, FL

You do not have to let a wrongful party’s careless or reckless actions derail your life. Our Fort Myers personal injury lawyer can pursue justice for you and your family with a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit. We will put more than 100 years of combined experience behind protecting your rights and financial future.

Furthermore, we will not charge you a dime unless and until we win your case. To learn more about how our compassionate team of skilled attorneys can represent you, contact us or call 888-677-7764 to schedule a risk-free, no-cost consultation.

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